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  1. THE BIKER GUIDE and COVID-19

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    During the Covid-19 pandemic we will continue to publish the website and endeavour to update events that we are aware have been cancelled.

    We encourage organisers of events to inform us that an event is cancelled or postponed, however due to the large amount of events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we ask you to check with the event before travel.

    For all accommodation providers, cafes and pubs, we would also ask you to check with them direct on current opening* times (*if applicable).

    We would like to thank everyone for their support and understand during these times. Stay Safe!

  2. Sat nav v maps on a Motorbike...

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    I used to like the idea of being spontaneous and also did not fancy using a sat nav however once you have tried to get a room somewhere to find you cannot get one as they are full due to a local festival, over priced (Italy circa 2001, 11 pm in a roadside motel style @ €175 comes to mind) , you cannot find one (sounds strange I know but there are miles and miles of nothing in parts of Germany and France - well apart from excellent scenery) and to book into somewhere and find it awful, we now do as above - i.e. find a final destination and plan route around it. 

    We use a combination of Biker Friendly accommodation on www.thebikerguide.co.uk and if there is nothing in the area we want we also look on other accommodation websites. 

    We did a trip a couple of years ago with the final destination being Colditz Castle, which you can stay in. Went in July for 3-ish weeks with everything booked, set into sat nav and you know what - thank goodness as it rained everyday but one. We would set off with the next place in the sat nav - take off route when we wanted and arrive at destination stress free.

    We stayed at some great places, travelled fantastic roads and routes, ate well, found our way easy even with the many roadwork diversions and would pass by others at the side of the road battling with a big wet soggy map to find their way. We did also pack a map as back-up or to look at a vaster area on a larger scale, however we are happy to say it return dry and not soggy. 

    I think once you have used a sat nav on a big trip which gets you to destinations easy, gets you out of a diversion and back on route, helps you navigate/find food and petrol, you wonder what you did before the United States military released the technology for GPS!

    OK Garmin, Where are we now by Nigel Grace

  3. Would you like to be on the front cover of the next edition of THE BIKER GUIDE booklet?

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    We are currently working on the 8th edition of THE BIKER GUIDE booklet and are asking you the visitors of thebikerguide.co.uk and readers of the booklet -
    Do you have a great picture that encapsulates Motorcycling, at Biker Friendly Places, along with photos that you just love, that you would like to see on the front cover THE BIKER GUIDE booklet and of course your name in 1,000's of booklets?

    If so, please send to [email protected]

    Ensure with all images for inclusion you -

    * Include where the photo was taken and who is in the image (left to right), along with any other information you think is relevant.
    * Check all included in the photo agree to be included in print and/or shared on-line.

    Of course for any images we include in the 9th edition, you will be sent a copy of the booklet. For this, we will contact you after the booklet has been printed to arrange for the copy to be sent to you.

    The 8th edition front cover

    THE BIKER GUIDE - 8th edition

  4. Would you like to be on the front cover of the next edition of THE BIKER GUIDE booklet?

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    We are currently working on the 8th edition of THE BIKER GUIDE booklet and are asking you the visitors of thebikerguide.co.uk and readers of the booklet -
    Do you have a great picture that encapsulates Motorcycling, at Biker Friendly Places, along with photos that you just love, that you would like to see on the front cover THE BIKER GUIDE booklet and of course your name in 1,000's of booklets?

    If so, please send to [email protected]

    Ensure with all images for inclusion you -

    * Include where the photo was taken and who is in the image (left to right), along with any other information you think is relevant.
    * Check all included in the photo agree to be included in print and/or shared on-line.

    Of course for any images we include in the 9th edition, you will be sent a copy of the booklet. For this, we will contact you after the booklet has been printed to arrange for the copy to be sent to you.

    The 8th edition front cover

    THE BIKER GUIDE - 8th edition